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I have a Rock River arms AR15 chambered in 223 wylde and looking for a scope. Have been looking at Nikko Sterling nighteater with LRX illuminated reticle in 4-14 power. will be using it for coyote , prairie dog and paper. Any insights or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Trying to keep price under $450.   Thanks
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SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical Riflescope Mil-Dot SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical Riflescope
Stock # - SS39X42
  • Matte
  • First Focal Plane Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 0.1 MRAD
$599.95 
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Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope Long Range Duplex Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope
Stock # - LEU66820
  • Matte
  • Long Range Duplex
  • 1"
  • Xtended Twilight Lens System
$409.95 
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Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope Heavy Duplex Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope
Stock # - LEU66810
  • Matte
  • Heavy Duplex
  • 1"
  • Xtended Twilight Lens System
$379.95 
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Aimpoint 9000SC 30mm Red Dot Sight 2 MOA Dot Aimpoint 9000SC 30mm Red Dot Sight
Stock # - AIIM11417
  • Matte
  • 2 MOA Dot
  • 30mm
  • Free Aimpoint Bikini Lens Cover w/ Purchase
$373.95 
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You really cant go wrong with any of these on an AR-15. The Super Sniper is designed for the  M16A4 as a squad designated marksman optic and it is an exceptional value with outstanding features.  You need to not punish yourself with a Nikko Sterling POS. If you must have illumination get a 2moa  Aimpoint or look at a Trijicon  their Accupoint 2.5-10x56 is double the price range but its a very nice optic for what you are wanting to do.  I think you could be   very happy with one of the fixed 6x leupolds they are an incredibly tough scope and 6x42 gives you a 7mm exit eye pupil --- (Scope is as bright as one can be).  with a variable you will need to dial the power down in low light to beighten up the scope so think  6x42  or 7x50 or 8x56 higher than that the scope will start looking more and more grey in low light.   There are some fixed Super Sniper scopes in 10x  16x and 20x that are  around $300 +  that might work for you also.
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I thankyou for the suggestions! Second question would be concerns on the fixed power for close in shots and running shots "FOV". Also what is your opinion of nikon coyote special and what are the problems with the nikko sterlings.  Thanks again!

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The issue with nikko sterling is durability I suspect this might be a hard use gun and I dont think that will live long if it is. The fixed 6x will surprise you If you search the forum you will see that it is one of John Barness' favorite hunting scopes. I have one on a .375 H&H Encore which has significant recoil so I can tell you this scope is tough and you can actually get onto something up close fairly quick at 6x not so at 10x. If you are experienced at all when you throw the rifle to your shoulder it should be really close to pointed in the right direction. If not you need to shoot skeet for a while.  The 6x I have has the heavy duplex and I really like it for low light and brush.
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Trijicon 1.5x16 Compact Acog Rifle Scope Amber Triangle Trijicon 1.5x16 Compact Acog Rifle Scope
Stock # - TA442
  • Amber Triangle
  • Free Lens Cleaning Pen w/ Purchase
$924.95 
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This is what I have on my AR in a La Rue mount but it's more designed for CQB / Base defense.
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Bushnell 1-4x24 Trophy 30mm Rifle Scope 4A w/ Illuminated Dot Bushnell 1-4x24 Trophy 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - 731424M
  • Matte
  • 4A w/ Illuminated Dot
  • 30mm
$144.95 
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Bushnell 1.5-6x42 Trophy 30mm Rifle Scope 4A w/ Illuminated Dot Bushnell 1.5-6x42 Trophy 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - 731642M
  • Matte
  • 4A w/ Illuminated Dot
  • 30mm
$149.95 
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If you really want to keep the price down these are not a bad little scope with illumination.
TPS Tactical Scope 30mm Rings TPS Tactical Scope 30mm Rings
Stock # - TPS30676
  • X-High (1.400")
  • Alloy Steel
  • Weaver-Style
$84.95 
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SWFA S.S.A.L.T.  30mm / 1 SWFA S.S.A.L.T. 30mm / 1" Scope Mount
Stock # - SS30HSSALT
  • Picatinny MIL-STD-1913
  • Matte
  • Comes with 1" Inserts
$59.95 
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These are not as good as Badger Ordnance or La Rue but pretty good and lots cheaper.
If you can spend a little more  this is the pick of the litter:
SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical Riflescope Mil-Dot SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical Riflescope
Stock # - SS39X42
  • Matte
  • First Focal Plane Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 0.1 MRAD
$599.95 
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